Stations Stabat Mater Song
Stations of the Cross Stabat Mater Song
The Stabat Mater song
|Stabat Mater History|
At the Cross, her station keeping,
O how sad and sore distressed
Who, on Christ's dear mother gazing,
For his people's sins chastised,
Jesus, may her deep devotion
The "Stabat Mater" was
written in the middle ages. It was well known in Europe by the end of the 14th
century and was included in several local Missals in the 15th century.
It was inserted into the Roman Missal and Breviary in 1727 (Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated on the Friday before Good Friday). Following changes by Pius XII, it now appears on the Feast of Our Lady's Sorrows celebrated on 15 September.
Most likely that the "Stabat Mater" was written by Pope Innocent III (1161 - 1216). Pope Innocent III was one of the greatest popes of the Middle Ages. Although best known for securing the independence of the Church against mediaeval rulers, he was a deeply pious man and a great preacher and writer.
"Stabat Mater" The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)